Gluten Free Christmas Cassata

Makes 1

As seen at The Allergy and Free From Show in Liverpool 2017 - why not indulge in this rich, creamy and gluten-free Sicilian classic of candied fruits, mascarpone, and marsala wine. 

Free from Gluten, Soya, Wheat
Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  • CHOCOLATE BROWNIE
  • 75g plain chocolate
  • 50g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50g FREEE Plain White Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp water
  • CASSATA FILLING
  • 25g icing sugar
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 2 tbsp Marsala* or grape juice
  • 25g mixed glace peel, chopped
  • 50g glace cherries, quartered
  • 25g Doves Farm Organic Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • candied fruit slices for decoration

Chocolate Brownie

  1. Line a 10x15cm/4x6" baking dish with parchment paper and pre-heat the oven.
  2. Gently melt together the chocolate and butter.
  3. Put the caster sugar and flour into a bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Beat the egg and water into the dry ingredients.
  5. Stir in the melted chocolate and butter.
  6. Pour into your prepared parchment lined baking dish.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Cassata Cream

  1. Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl.
  2. Add the mascarpone, marsala (or grape juice) and stir to combine.
  3. Add the chopped glacé peel, quartered cherries and chocolate chips.
  4. Stir gently and thoroughly.

Cassata Assembly

  1. Slice the brownie in half horizontally and put the bottom slice onto a serving dish. If it is broken into pieces just arrange these in a rectangle.
  2. Spoon half the prepared cassata cream onto the brownie and spread it out.
  3. Arrange the remaining brownie slice over the cream.
  4. Spread the remaining cassata cream over the top.
  5. Scatter the pomegranate seeds over the top and decorate with candied fruit.
  6. Chill until ready to serve.

* sherry, brandy or orange liquor would also be delicious

Equipment

10x15cm/4x6" baking dish, large baking tray and serving dish

Temperature

180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

Cooking time

15-20 minutes

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Ingredients

Change Quantities:
  • CHOCOLATE BROWNIE
  • 75g plain chocolate
  • 50g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50g FREEE Plain White Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp water
  • CASSATA FILLING
  • 25g icing sugar
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 2 tbsp Marsala* or grape juice
  • 25g mixed glace peel, chopped
  • 50g glace cherries, quartered
  • 25g Doves Farm Organic Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • candied fruit slices for decoration

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